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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:59 PM

LTTE: "I have never witnessed a losing candidate so openly critical of the winning candidate."

Wow! A physics teacher I had 2 years ago wrote this LTTE to the local paper:

Romney's a sore loser

I have been voting since 1966, and I have never witnessed a losing candidate so openly critical of the winning candidate. Past presidential losers have sought to bring the country together and subdue the raw feelings that campaigns generate. Mitt Romney is an exception.

His comments accusing President Barack Obama of bribing people to vote for him with "gifts" are absurd; many of the well educated and wealthy, particularly in California, voted for Obama.

Romney does not acknowledge the moral obligations to the country that made creation of wealth possible. We are a great country because of our commitment to help one another.

Although I supported Obama, on election night I convinced myself that the country would be OK with either candidate. As Romney has recently revealed his true self, I am immensely thankful for his loss. He lost his home state by 23 percentage points. They knew him well.


Well, he can also add John McCain to the list. McCain was actually making sense for a while during the first Obama term such as criticizing the Tea Party over the debt ceiling hostage-taking and defending Sec. of State Clinton's chief of staff Huma Abedin from accusations of Muslim Brotherhood connections. But now McCain has vowed to block Susan Rice from being nominated to Sec. of State simply over her stating the Obama admin's Benghazi talking points.

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Reply LTTE: "I have never witnessed a losing candidate so openly critical of the winning candidate." (Original post)
alp227 Nov 2012 OP
patrice Nov 2012 #1
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #3
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #9
AnotherDreamWeaver Nov 2012 #5
merrily Nov 2012 #7
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #8
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #10
TPaine7 Nov 2012 #11

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:05 AM

1. 23 percentage points! those are people who know Mitt personally. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 AM

3. Patrice it was my home State of Massachusetts that voted that way

He was an embarrassing AWOL gov oner of our great state!

When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation.

David Axelrod on Sunday, June 19th, 2011 in a CNN interview
During that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last.

The only ones that did worse? Ohio, Michigan and Louisiana. In other words, two rustbelt states and another that lost its biggest city to a hurricane.

The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9 percent, badly lagged other high-skill, high-wage, knowledge economy states like New York (2.7 percent), California (4.7 percent) and North Carolina (7.6 percent).

The national average: More than 5 percent.
http://www.politifact.com/personalities/david-axelrod/

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:09 AM

2. Thank you for this post

Mitt felt entitled!
He felt money could buy him anything.
He was wrong!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:56 AM

4. Your former physics teacher didn't know mittLies as well is we did, eh alps?

Glad he noticed the post election mitt which was actually toned down from pre-election mitt with his XXXIX Volumes of Chronicled Lies from Steve Benen. We not only escaped an inveterate liar.. we dodged a sociopath.

And we dodged a Plutocratic Bullet for which I am eternally grateful.

Mitt not only lost his "home state" ..he lost all his homes' states!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:55 AM

6. Cha, you write a lot of good posts...

But this is one of your best.

I'm deeply and eternally thankful that enough people saw through Mitt Romney's mask of normality--enough to hold strong against the avalanche of propaganda generated by the plutocratic fascist GOP.

I believe the free access to information through the intertubez is a major reason we didn't go the way Germany did after WWI

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:06 AM

9. Thanks, Blanche.. :)

My son and I were just talking about this on the phone.. he gets his info through FB. Not a fan of corporatemedia and somehow he seems to know a lot about what's going on. He says.. "It's not news it's their opinion and they get their opinion from someone else."

On election night he went to the local market by his home and not having heard who won yet, asked a clerk in the store.. she told him she thought cnn said romney won. I said, "didn't your heart sink?".. and, he said, "no, I just took it with a grain of salt considering the source"!

We are so Fortunate to have Social Media like Twitter, the net, FB, Etc Etc ..so much more than 2004 when rove pulled votes out of nowhere for bush in Ohio.

I hope we use it to the Max through these Sessions in Congress to let them know we didn't just vote on election day.. we're actively helping our Leaders with their Mandate..right into the 2014 Midterms!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:08 AM

5. Just K & R N/T

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:55 AM

7. Not to defend McCain, but the comparison with Romney flatters Romney too much.

McCain continued to be a Republican U.S. Senator after he lost to Obama.

Republican U.S. Senators criticize Democratic Presidents. In fact, these days, it's about all they do.

Romney, on the other hand, has had no official position since 2006. His criticisms are simply sore loserism, no excuse for them whatever, except a man in his sixties acting like a spoiled third grader (no offense to spoiled third graders).

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:09 AM

8. I don't think we've seen a more privileged candidate before.

From his adolescent behavior practically torturing another student with scissors, to his flaunting money as a stunted adult, this was a very creepy candidate. I don't care who says he's a decent person. His behavior and his actions show otherwise.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:28 AM

10. seems to me.. this goes way past entitlement..

the man truly is a sociopath,and i can only imagine how he would have governed... i rather suspect a lot of americans would look fondly back to W..

the whole campaign was simply a series disjointed activities, i had the feeling Willard was simply going through the motions... like it was pre- ordained..aka white Horse Prophesy... and that is the ultimate belief in entitlement..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:18 AM

11. "He lost his home state by 23 percentage points. They knew him well."

 

Enough said.

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